The inaugural 2015 PADI Women’s Dive Day was a historic day for diving. In its first year, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts hosted more than 335 events in 65 countries on all seven continents. This was possible thanks to the enthusiasm and participation from PADI Members around the world who got behind this new initiative. Let’s do it again, only bigger. More new divers. More ambassadors for the underwater world.
The New York Times highlighted PADI Women’s Dive Day as an event “where sport fans should go in 2016,” keeping good company with Super Bowl 50, the Ryder Cup, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. By coming together to celebrate women in diving, we will strengthen and grow the female diver community, attract new women to the sports of scuba and free diving, and motivate existing female divers to get back in the water and continue their dive training.
Start planning your 2016 PADI Women’s Dive Day event on 16 July 2016 using these simple steps.
- Decide what type of event to host.
The type of event you decide to host is completely up to you! Whether you conduct PADI Women’s Dive Day themed courses, have a family-oriented open day, host fun dives or even a girls’ night out with your divers, only your imagination limits your event.
- Register your PADI Dive Center and Resort event.
Visit the PADI Pros’ Site to enter your event into the PADI Women’s Dive Day Event Locator. When PADI Women’s Dive Day is formally announced to the public on 8 March 2016, your dive center/resort will be included on the Event Locator at padi.com/women-dive. To register your event, log in to the PADI Pros’ Site with your PADI Dive Center or Resort account (not an Individual Member account), go to ‘My Account’ page, and click on ‘Register your Women’s Dive Day event(s)’. Follow the on-screen instructions to quickly and easily add your event.
- Promote your event.
Use different platforms to help get the word out about your event – email, social media, advertisements (print, online and in-store), and event calendars. Visit the PADI Pros’ Site to download customizable PADI Women’s Dive Day marketing materials.
- Post Event Follow-Up
Follow up with all your PADI Women’s Dive Day event participants afterwards. A simple “thanks for diving with us” keeps divers engaged and encourages them to continue diving with you. Don’t forget to include links, telephone and a call to action. And be sure to share your success stories and photos with the marketing team at your PADI Regional Headquarters.
Register your 2016 PADI Women’s Dive Day event now!